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What is ERP?

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is the cohesive management of various central business practices engaged in a myriad of data management categories, such as finance, product and production planning, marketing and sales, manufacturing and materials and inventory management. A company depends on its data through IT and DevOps who are tasked with vital IT capital expenditure investments. IT key opinion leaders rely on ERPs to collect, store and interpret business data. Of course, security is essential and compliance is always an overriding factor.

Users of ERP solutions utilize integrated application management in their tasks of constantly updating and tracking data. ERPs enable the flow of information among all business departments and manage connections to vendors and business partners, for which users have a consistent need.

Enterprise system software is part of a multibillion-dollar industry producing components that support a variety of business functions. IT professional are proponents of ERP's because the products are flexible and known for ease of use. IT and DevOps professionals need the ERP to map and adapt within the company business model, and any ongoing IT changes. ERPs must meet requirements to connect to third party tools - especially BI. IT Central Station IT Professionals express that ERPs must have agile reporting and responsive analytics and decision support.

One IT Central Station member explained, “Supplier capable, supplier with methodology of implementation, user-friendly, integration, training, human resources and key users, infrastructure, gaps, support, migration, adherence to the company business, support for BI tools, good level of problem solving and updates, adherence to current tax regulations and changes. As a programmer, the biggest mistake that I find in projects is the lack of estimates of business gaps, confusing processes and project management.”


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Real User
Finance Professional at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 20 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are straight-through processing because we need to make sure that we have a good end-to-end process. The biggest thing that we also look for is the ability to easily research invoices, where you can attach to the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The biggest thing that we utilize EBS for is mainly Finance and HRMS. Those are our two biggest modules that we utilize within EBS. So we want to make sure that whatever we are utilizing it for will be easy for the employee to gain access to... more»

What needs improvement?

It is still a little outdated as far as what we consider a twenty-first century software. You're still using Oracle forms, that sort of thing. Payables is a prime example: there's the web interface and then the forms interface and we hate... more»
Real User
Sr. Director (Technical) at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 15 2017

What is most valuable?

The functional knowledge is the most valuable feature. Oracle EBS has many different problems, but I think the main feature is the functionality, how it works together. You can probably find other products that work with Oracle database, but... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We needed to use financial software, anyway. I think it comes from the historical fact that we had Oracle software; we always had Oracle Database. So, from a licensing point of view, it made perfect sense. It integrates well. We have a very... more»

What needs improvement?

Their UI is not the best. It is an area with room for improvement, big time. I think they can go completely out of Java, the applet version. If they make it completely browser driven, like HTML and so on, that will be the best. Today, once in... more»
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Consultant
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jul 30 2017

What is most valuable?

I like Synergy, that is the CRM system, now they sell them all together with Macola 10, so I don't know if that answer would be applicable, because it was seen as two separate entities, Macola ES, and Synergy, but I do like the CRM... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The number one way they improved this product was something called workspaces. This is like a dashboard meant for, depending on your role with a specific organization, so maybe if you're in accounting and financials, you need to see accounts... more»

What needs improvement?

I would say the user interface. For Macola ES, but that's the thing, they did improve it with Macola 10. For Macola ES, I would say it was (previously) not aesthetically pleasing. It's more user friendly, now. They changed the interface, so... more»
Real User
Senior Account Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 03 2016

What is most valuable?

The user interface that I use is very intuitive, it’s to the point of what I want to use it for. For what I have, it provides me the right fields and gives me some predictive information as well, which helps in my day to day job.

How has it helped my organization?

There's a feed that comes up from Twitter and the social forums that helps me make myself available to customers, and then searching digitally into the Google and so on. That's pretty informative when I log in for my day-to-day work. That's a... more»

What needs improvement?

If they could provide reports for various organizations, especially global ones. Currently, the report fields are mostly US centric, and do not support other regions. That would be a nice feature to add. I think I’m looking for more data... more»
Real User
Sr. Manager Information Technology at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 19 2017

What is most valuable?

* Module configuration using parameters * Excellent database table structure * Administrator, Configuration and Customiser tools for quick implementation and configuration * Easy navigation through data entry screens * Instances for... more»

How has it helped my organization?

After the Orion implementation, our finance team could prepare profit/loss statements and the balance sheets 3-4 days after a closing month. These three to four days are used by the finance team to compile provisions and bank charge entries... more»

What needs improvement?

The system has enough controls, but still there is scope for improvement.
Real User
PeopleSoft Finance Functional Lead (Contractor) at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 22 2016

What is most valuable?

It is strong in business processes and technology. The technology is open-ended. The user interface is much more stable and really robust. The strength of PeopleSoft is that the business processes are solid.

What needs improvement?

I work with the end users. I manage big projects, multimillion dollar projects. I work as a business analyst, or as a functional lead, finance lead. I find that technology is great, technology is always great. Oracle improves it in terms of integration, porting, better tools, better user interface. But, if you go and talk to the lowest level of the users – the... more»
Real User
Accounting Systems Support Specialist at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 19 2017

What is most valuable?

Reporting capabilities: Other than integrity, the most important function of an ERP system.

How has it helped my organization?

With a use of a third-party product, which GP has many, we streamlined the inventory process by directly importing count sheets from Excel spreadsheets from our many branches, reducing time and accuracy.

What needs improvement?

Continuity between modules: Keystroke functionality is not consistent. It appears to me that teams that develop the different modules need more collaboration. For example, when you enter a range of criteria in the starting field, it defaults... more»
Consultant
Consultant/Solution Architect at Sunrun
Oct 20 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is mostly the integration process that connects to a lot of our backend systems, such as manufacturing and other processes that do payroll, HR, and those things. There's a kind of integrated solution system.

How has it helped my organization?

It is a single-point solution, where we use one application that connects to a lot of systems, as opposed to trying to buy multiple best-of-breed systems or integrating them together; instead of having a lot of features in one system. It is... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more connections with the third-party application, such as banks and credit card companies. They could develop a seamless integration. Right now, we use batch processing for sharing the data that comes out of a file... more»
Real User
Senior Business Analyst at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
May 23 2017

What is most valuable?

Numerous third-party add-on products are available to purchase for specific business needs. A strong support system is available through a network of VARs and the internet community. The SQL database back end allows us to easily build... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use the Sales Order, Purchase Order, and Inventory modules to handle this entire process from beginning to end.

What needs improvement?

Windows authentication is not available for the full GP 2016 client. The web client version only works for the standard product and a very limited number of third-party applications that must be written in Dexterity. If you have... more»
Infor
Real User
Director- ERP Consulting at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Feb 27 2017

What is most valuable?

The following features are valuable to us: Software Version control – helps in clearly separating Global/Country/Customer specific software components. Web enablement – the development tool is common for both regular forms as well as web... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Complete cost capture and control in project based environments has helped in evaluating project cost breakdown for cost control and estimation.

What needs improvement?

The following need improvement: * Standard beautiful looking reports - Most reports have too much content and often need to be customized for user friendly presentations. * Standard reports – LN offers hundreds of standard reports. Many of... more»
Real User
IT Delivery Manager at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 25 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for us is the integration between the HR Payroll and Financials modules. We really like the way they link and work together because there are no duplicate entries and the information flows from HR Payroll to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

There are several ways it's improved our organization. It's an all-encompassing suite of applications, and the GUI is very user-friendly. Also, PeopleSoft has a mobile app that's coming out soon, which, to me, is very cool. My client's not... more»

What needs improvement?

My developers want to use more HTML instead of the specialized tool, PeopleTools because, they say, it's better from a user perspective. Also, making it more configurable would be an improvement, so that users can modify it the way they want... more»
Real User
Sr. Peoplesoft Administrator at a local government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 17 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this product is the HR suite; it is leading vendor for human resources in the market. So for me, the HR and payroll features are the biggest flagship of the PeopleSoft product.

How has it helped my organization?

That's the whole thing as the payroll feature is very robust. They support a wide variety of technology. They are keeping up with these new technologies, so that means scalability is high. Performance can vary as it is dependent on what we do... more»

What needs improvement?

There are many areas in this product that can be improved, especially in regards to the EPM side since they have different products doing that. I would not go on the HR side but they have tools such as the EPM or CRM tools which need to be... more»
Consultant
Pre-Sales at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 29 2016

What is most valuable?

Embedded business intelligence, no need to wait, for extract functions, each transaction is reflected in the system dashboards in real-time are valuable features.

How has it helped my organization?

I’m Netsuite implementer consultant, and has implemented in various organizations, I think the biggest benefit has been providing a serious powerful software to small and mid-size enterprises at a cost they can afford, improving their... more»

What needs improvement?

Project collaboration through Dashboard Business management and Relations Management is easy to perform, it does need to be worked on as it is difficult for customers, suppliers, and internal users to use.
Real User
IT Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 30 2016

What is most valuable?

For us, the most valuable feature is that we have one database, one instance; yet we operate in more than six countries across the world, so it makes it easy for us to run with a very small IT staff.

What needs improvement?

Its features are good, but I think they need to look around at the other products in the market. There are a few industry standard features which are missing from this product. We are discussing one of these with them where synchronizing calendars across different countries is a big thing. On the reporting side, they should give financial reports more in... more»
Real User
Practice Director, Software Selection & Implementation at a recruiting/HR firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 23 2018

What is most valuable?

Most pre-commercial, pre-IPO pharma developments are running on QuickBooks, which is fine for early stages. This is not so good when you get into SEC reporting, advanced analytics, what-if projections for lifecycle, and acquisition... more»

How has it helped my organization?

NetSuite offers a great many advantages, including a cost of about third of the traditional pharma manufacturing ERP packages. As long as the pharma group is doing CMO manufacturing and 3PL distribution, NetSuite is a great solution, fast to... more»

What needs improvement?

There is not a 20 year pedigree of pharma experience in the NetSuite channel. While there are many of these CMO Pharma companies rapidly moving to NetSuite, there are few consultants with true pharma experience. Those who have experience are... more»
Anaplan
Consultant
Lead Solution Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 31 2017

What is most valuable?

* Ease of integration with Salesforce

How has it helped my organization?

* It has supported a global process change to sales forecasting and created a single method for this. * It has created a global standard in corporate dashboards that all regions agreed to run the business from. * It has simplified the sales... more»

What needs improvement?

Anaplan needs to place more limits on builders/developers in some cases because we found that if we continued to customize a given sales forecast model it would degrade performance slightly as we continued to add dimensions to our forecasting... more»
Real User
Managing Director | Oracle Competency
Nov 13 2017

What is most valuable?

The integration of the various modules is definitely the most valuable feature for us. Our clients being business-minded, which involves customers and suppliers. We pay bills and look to Oracle primarily for products which can integrate into... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Due to the integration, we can just access just one software for AP, GL, PO, AR, and everything just integrates together. It has helped us to reduce data entry, because we can just enter data once and it is accessible from the other modules.... more»

What needs improvement?

The issue of frequently applying patches and updates to fix bugs. Oracle should improve upon this issue, especially since it happens too frequently.
Infor
Real User
Information Systems Manager at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 02 2017

What is most valuable?

The product configurator in ERP was managing sales quotations and orders, as well as BOM and routing through defined product features and corresponding constraints. That automation prevented user mistakes, speeded up employee on-boarding,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Baan IV is used in both logistics and finance. An integrated environment with the product configurator, MRP and multicurrency capabilities provided better insights to manage company instead of ad-hoc operational maneuvers. Product... more»

What needs improvement?

Infor ERP LN after Feature Pack 8 covered the following needs: non-sequential PCF, advanced scheduling, better user experience (Facebook like, user social space for processes), ION architecture, and better customization/development options.... more»
Real User
Secretary at Lake Erie Logistics, LLC
Mar 14 2017

What is most valuable?

The warehouse module is imperative in keeping our records up-to-date because we have multiple locations. MAS 200 makes it easy to invoice customers and provide them with quick and accurate inventory reports.

How has it helped my organization?

* Helps us send out invoices * Keeps track of our deposits * Gives our accountant a clear view of all five divisions of our company

What needs improvement?

* Updating incorrect information takes a specific process to correctly back out the error to fix it. Reports are not really explained well, so you have to know what you want. * It has a great warehouse module. However, there were several... more»
Consultant
Project Lead (Oracle Apps Technical Consultant) at Tech Mahindra
Nov 24 2016

What is most valuable?

We have a lot of modules such as finance, receivables, and so on. The end-to-end flow is there. The features that Oracle has provided are good as an end-to-end solution. We use that and it's good, actually.

How has it helped my organization?

They have provided a lot of front-end programs, with which we can import data from different systems. Data from various systems comes through a single system. Then, from that data, we can generate the reports. That one single system gets data... more»

What needs improvement?

Right now, I don’t think the version that we are using supports mobile devices. I think it is on the desktop only, although we can select laptops. I’d like to see a mobile version.
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